With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we sat down to make some easy, kid-friendly crafts for the holiday. We made all four of these crafts in about an hour, with things I already had in our craft supplies.
First up, the toilet-paper-roll Turkey (yeay upcycling!). I wish I had Googly eyes to add, but I didn’t t have any in my stash. He turned out cute without them, but I might still add them later. Note, those are the hands of my 3 year old, it would be cute to make this with hands from the whole family. I debated how to attach them and ended up deciding staples would hold up better over time.
Since the toilet-paper-roll Turkey turned out to be a very mommy centered craft (I traced her hands, and then did all of the assembly myself). K colored this simple hand-print craft while I assembled the Turkey. Great craft to keep little ones busy. If I did this again, I would make photocopies of her traced hands and let her color hand-print masterpieces for everyone.
We recently got some finger paints that K has been dying to test out, so we painted her hand and voila. This craft turned out so cute, I wish it was on something nicer for display, like a mini stretched canvas. (Note to self for next time.)
Finally, we had to make the princess a Thanksgiving crown. Since K is just learning to use scissors and wants to use them every chance she gets, this was her favorite craft to make. I cut out the feathers (totally just eyeballed the shape), and then I let her snip the edges to fringe the feathers. She can’t wait to show off her crown at Thanksgiving!
Hope you enjoy our crafts, Happy Thanksgiving!
Great craft ideas!!
we are making pilgrim napkin rings this year, but I think we might have to add in the Thanksgiving crown! 🙂